Sunday, September 10, 1978
Bob Sherman talks to composer Samuel Barber, whose Third Essay was being premiered by the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta.
Barber talks about the challenges of getting new operas presented in successful stagings; the popularity of the Adagio for Strings; and about the influence of Vladimir Horowitz on his piano writing.
The conversation also encompasses the stature of the American composer, the nature of inspiration and Barber's training at the Curtis Institute of Music.
WNYC archives id: 70018